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Old 10-12-2007, 12:33 PM
 
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Revelation 3:20 What does this verse mean? What does the "door" represent? What does the "knocking" represent?

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Old 10-12-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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Perry, IMO the door is "me" and Jesus is ever near. I know that because his presence is known (knocking) I need only to acknowledge him and open myself by enviting him to come to me in true fellowship. IMO, eating together may represent the ingestion of His teachings and promises.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:52 PM
 
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JC inviting the "Sunday" Christians to have some lunch whereby bringing them back into the fold..
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:52 PM
 
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Perry, IMO the door is "me" and Jesus is ever near. I know that because his presence is known (knocking) I need only to acknowledge him and open myself by enviting him to come to me in true fellowship. IMO, eating together may represent the ingestion of His teachings and promises.
Yes, this scripture is often used for evangelism but actually it was originally addressed to believers.
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:41 PM
 
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Yes, this scripture is often used for evangelism but actually it was originally addressed to believers.
That's exactly what I was thinking kaykay.

Jesus, in this scripture, is actually trying to get into the church.

What does that tell us?
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:04 PM
 
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That's exactly what I was thinking kaykay.

Jesus, in this scripture, is actually trying to get into the church.

What does that tell us?
That apparently we haven't come that far from the Pharisees of Jesus' time. Sad, huh?
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:51 PM
 
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I read over it to refamiliarize myself with it. At first I wanted to attach it to the preceding verses that were addressed specifically to the church at Laodecia, but being that Laodecia was the last church mentioned, its possible that from verse 20 until the close of the chapter is a summary/conclusion. While Revelation was addressed to these 7 churches (and hand delivered to them first according to non-canonical history, but I forget where) - it's meaning trancends its orignal audience. I have no problem believing that verse affirms the call of Christ to all those who the Father has given to Him, and the offer of the grace. Just as someone physically knocking on your door beckons you to anwer it, likewise the minsitry and Revelation of Jesus Christ is like a knock on our door beckoning us to respond to it.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:06 PM
 
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Thanks FromcenFla.. What you said so well is what I meant in my post, but it just didn't come across like yours does..I truly hope to see you in some of the other threads here
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:15 PM
 
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Revelation 3:20 What does this verse mean? What does the "door" represent? What does the "knocking" represent?
I believe the door is Jesus, because only in (or through) Him is their salvation. John 10:9 "I am the door, if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture." The knocking is the gospel, the word of God, the Spirits calling. How will the knock be answered? With acceptance and love, or with rejection?
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:33 PM
 
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Default The door is our heart, The knocking is the calling of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus is knocking on the door of our hearts. He wants to have fellowship with us and he wants us to open up to him. He is patient and persistent in trying to get through to us --not breaking through and entering but knocking. He allows us to decide whether or not to open our lives to him
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